jdzimme3 wrote:Games 2 and 3 were decided by 9 and 5 points. The whole series is different if they pull one of those out. George Lynch was their premier wing defender, you don’t think having him to guard Kobe would have helped? Calling the 01 sixers a fluke is revisionist.
well, hard to call me revisionist when I've been saying the same thing for 20 years...
anyway, how is this not a fluke?
- never got close to repeat this achievement again
- survived two extremely close game 7 series, where opponents arguably choked
- those opponents never repeated similar playoff runs for more than a decade
- the year after a new, equally mediocre, team started dominating the EC for two years, once Kidd started replicating his Suns teams results in the east
If this is not a fluke I don't know what is